Explore the National Park on foot

Following Storm Arwen, some of the rights of way within the National Park may have sections which are temporarily closed or unsafe for visitors at this time.

Our current routes affected by these closure are:

The Simonside Hills
Simonside Family Walk
The Drake Stone and Harbottle
Copper Snout and Clennell Street
Elsdon into Harwood
Hareshaw Linn

The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail also has a section which is currently closed due to a large number of fallen trees. The path between Milecastle 38 and 39 has been diverted onto the lower path. Access to Linhope Spout is also affected as the path is unsafe and there are a number of fallen trees.

College Valley update: the path to the hillfort on Sinkside Hill is blocked by several fallen trees. Please take care if visiting the area.

Hareshaw Linn update: National Park Rangers and Specialist Arboriculturists will be working at Hareshaw Linn from w/c 27th December 2021 to remove damaged and fallen trees from the area. At these times there may be restricted access to some parts of the Linn for the public’s safety.

Please stay away from woodland areas at this time and follow Northumberland National Park Authority on social media for updates. If visitors or the local community would like to report an issue on a right of way within the National Park, please contact [email protected].

Further information can be found on the Forestry England website and on the Northumberland County Council Public Rights of Way page.

Using our Walking Routes are some of the best ways to uncover our wide skies, dramatic views and glorious history. Each of our Walking Routes has detailed route descriptions and mapping, many with an additional PDF download for you to print out and take with you on your walk. We will be adding exciting new walking routes throughout the year.

When enjoying the outdoors, please respect other people and protect the environment by following The Countryside Code.

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